Geo-Joint: Mustard


Mustard comes in a variety of species which hybridize, so there are a lot of different kinds of the plant out there. One of the most common along the coast is Brassica nigra, or black mustard, which grows quite tall and is the stuff you probably see the most of as you (locals) drive up the Gaviota Coast.

5 Spring Break Destinations That Aren’t Florida

Spring Break Destinations

Each year scores of students shut the books, shed their clothes, and blow off some steam for spring break. Florida may have hot weather, gorgeous beaches and palm trees but it doesn’t have the lock on spring break partydom. From the lake to the beach to the desert there are plenty of locales that offer just the right combination of … Read More

Geo-Joint: A World of Stability

stable environment

The earth has been around for something like 4.5 billion years, and life has been dated back to around 3.8 billion years. In all that time, one thing has been constant—change.

Geo-Joint: The Enchanted Highway

Enchanted Highway

way out in southwest North Dakota lies the Enchanted Highway, running north-south for 32 miles between the mega-cities of Regent and Gladstone.

Geo-Joint: Lake Vostok

Lake Vostok

At a depth of over two miles, liquid Lake Vostok has sat unseen for perhaps 35 million years.

Geo-Joint: Volcano Surfing

Volcano surfing

A wooden sled sheathed with a metal bottom is the vehicle of choice. At the back end on the bottom, a one-use sheet of plastic is attached, and by leaning back and pulling on the rope attached to the front of the sled, you can reduce your contact point to nothing but this slick surface, achieving speeds of 50 to 60 mph!

Geo-Joint: Freshwater Sharks

Freshwater Sharks

Sharks have fairly salty interiors so they are at home in the ocean. Even the ones that dine on small fish prefer to keep to the ocean and avoid freshwater.